Hi, this past month I have been going crazy on what audio stuff I should buy for my camera. I am currently using a Nikon D5000 (I know its rubbish) until I get my new camera (Canon EOS 60D or 7D). I know I can't use a Rode VideoMic Pro direct for the Nikon D5000 cam as it has no headphone jack to plug it directly into. Could I get a Tascam dr-40 now and plug a Rode VideoMic pro straight into the Tascam for better audio to use with my D5000? Or would I require anything extra like cables for both of them to work together? I have seen people use a Rode VideoMic plugged into a Zoom H1 all over YouTube, but never any other combo's. Plus is the Tascam dr-40 good enough to use to capture audio without the Rode VideoMic Pro?
I am very very new to audio (as you can tell) and I am only picking up on what I read online so any help you can give will be amazing and taken on board. If you have any suggestions, I need something for recording street singing, Poets and up and coming lyricists around London. All performances will be done on the spot so I won’t be recording from speakers or anything. Everything I will be doing is LIVE and of artists on the street. I would only be around 3-5 feet max away, maybe even less.
Could you please please help me and tell me what my best bet would be
Basically I am asking is…what would you do if you didn’t have a mic input on your camera and you want decent quality audio that you can carry over to your new cam?
ps I see a lot of videos on the net similar to what I have been doing and 99% of the people just use a RodeMic plugged into their cam and still sounds pretty good.